Mid-July Michigan Vegetable updates | MSU Extension

East Michigan vegetable update – July 25, 2018 Pumpkins and winter squash are setting fruit and sizing quickly. Powdery mildew is just starting to show up, and some fields are looking a little baked from the weeks of hot, dry weather. Cantaloupe and watermelon are hitting stands in force. Quality is very good, but fruit size is smaller on unirrigated ground. […]

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Southeastern U.S. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook | Growing Produce

Download the Southeastern U.S. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook from Growing Produce or visit topics of interest for cucurbit growers with the following links: Disease Control for Cucurbits Efficacy of Products for Disease Control in Cucurbits Cucumber Production Recomendations Melon Production Recomendations Pumpkin and Winter Squash Production Recomendations Summer Squash Production Recomendations Watermelon Production Recomendations

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TREC Helps Growers, Trains Future Plant Breeders – VSC NEWS

For squash, one of the main issues for growers is a pathogen called Phytophthora capsici that causes crown, root and fruit rot. Meru says that the disease is particularly severe in South Florida areas, such as Miami-Dade County, where hot, humid and rainy weather conditions lead to rapid establishment of the pathogen. Watermelon growers are concerned about […]

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